MRKH Conference for Teens and Their Families
The next MRKH Conference will be held on November 11, 2017.
This annual conference is an opportunity for young women ages 14-25 who have been diagnosed with MRKH, and their families to come together for education and support. Our past conferences have been successful — thanks to all of our attendees and speakers! We welcome your suggestions for our upcoming 2017 conference!
We are hoping to have a live webcast of the conference available for individuals who are unable to attend the conference in person. If you would be interested in watching a live webcast, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For more information, please contact Phaedra Thomas, RN, BSN at 617-355-7712 or via email: email@example.com.
2017 MRKH Conference Details
Date: Saturday November 11, 2017
Cost to Attendees: $25 – individual | $50 – family
Location: Boston Children’s Hospital is located at 300 Longwood Avenue Boston, MA, 02115. Enders Auditorium is to the right of the main entrance, at 320 Longwood Avenue.
Accommodations: We have reserved a block of rooms at The Inn at Longwood Medical (342 Longwood Ave, 617-731-4700) for a discounted price. If you are reserving rooms at The Inn, mention the Children’s Hospital Center for Young Women’s Health event to receive the discounted rate.
Attention Massachusetts Families: If you are planning to attend the conference and would like to host a young woman or family and provide transportation to the conference, please contact: Phaedra Thomas @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, November 11, 2017 Conference Schedule:
9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks
9:15-9:45 Welcome–Ashley and Dani
9:45-10:45 MRKH Presentation–Dr. Marc Laufer
11:00-12:30 Guest speakers–Stephanie, Claire, Sunni, Sarah
12:30-1:30 Teen lunch with guest speakers (pizza lunch included)
12:30-1:30 Parent/families/others lunch (on your own)
1:30-2:30 Support groups for parents and others
- For Dads only
- Moms of young teens
- Moms of older teens
- “Others” group (for significant others, siblings, grandparents, etc.)
1:30-2:30 Support groups for teens and young adults (by age)
- Younger teens and newly-diagnosed teens
- Older teens
- Young adults
2:30-3:30 Presentation: “Options for Creating a Vagina” with Dr. Laufer or activity–“Stretching with Sunni”
All are welcome to attend either workshop
3:45-4:00 Amy Lossie, PhD–BYMRKH, Survey Results
4:00-4:30 Panel Discussion and Q&A
6:00 (tentative) Evening social TBA (optional)